(Original post by NYU2012)
They clearly don't.
They're saying Mendoza is better than Wharton. Which is blatantly false. Wharton is by far a better school. NYU Stern is better than Mendoza.
Stern is arguably on par with Wharton for Finance - as Stern benefits from it's NYC location.
Mendoza is nowhere near as reputable as Wharton, Stern, Sloan, Haas, Ross, etc. All of these schools have better placement record, higher average salaries, and so on.
Mendoza is very clearly not better than these schools.
And, in fact, I never lied. You're trying to claim that Mendoza is better than Wharton. You provided the rankings saying 'Look, it's #1 on these rankings'. For those rankings to be acceptable, you have to claim that Mendoza is better than Wharton (otherwise the rankings are useless and might just be done by picking numbers for all you know). Mendoza is not better than Wharton - nor is better than McIntire, Ross, Stern, Sloan and Haas. That ranking doesn't even include Stern.
You very clearly don't know anything about business schools in the US.
It's not on the same level as Wharton. Nor Stern, Sloan, Haas or Ross.
Sorry, that's just a fact.
It has a better faculty, better employment record, higher starting salaries and so on and so forth.
They aren't anywhere close to being on the same level.
Compare their placement record to Wharton, Sloan, Haas, Ross and Stern. You'll see that these schools place more students into higher position with higher starting salaries.
Stop acting like Mendoza is as good as Wharton by trying to use the Businessweek rankings to justify it. They're crap rankings and everyone knows it.